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Re: [multiarch] Proposal for *-dev packages

* Andy MacKay (mackay@ghs.com) wrote:
> There are two things being said here, and they aren't necessarily
> contradictory.  The first is the argument that being able to
> simultaneously install -dev packages from multiple sub-architectures
> will make things hugely complicated.  The second is the argument that on
> an AMD64 system, because the hardware happens to be able to run i386
> binaries with no performance penalty, developers *may* want to be able
> to build i386 binaries without resorting to a chroot.

Unfortunately it's more complicated than that, there's also the issue
that people want to be able to run closed-source binaries built for i386
on amd64.


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